As we all know, Henry’s leg injury in his middle age led him to live a more sedentary life. Unfortunately for him, his armour shows just how much weight he gained and preserved it for history! In our weight-obsessed culture, not only do we feel the need to show how celebrities are gaining a few pounds but we have to go back in history and make fun of people too!
For example, this news article, complete with info graphic! http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/apr/01/heritage-monarchy-henry-viii
Above photo shows a suit of armour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.